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Ohio Right to Work Laws

The prevelance of labor unions along America's Rust Belt. So-called "right-to-work laws," however, are less common. These statutes protect the rights of non-union workers to find and secure employment.

So while unions contract with employers (including state and local governments), such laws attempt to strike a balance by prohibiting both employers and unions from denying a job based on union status. Ohio, with its long history of labor unions, does not currently have a right to work law.

However, the following links and resources should help you get acquainted with labor and employment laws generally in Pennsylvania.

Code Section §4113.02
Policy on Union Membership, Organization, etc. None stated.
Prohibited Activity Any agreement between employer and employee in which either party agrees to join, quit, or remain a part of a labor organization as a condition of employment is "contrary to public policy and void."
Penalties Contract void.

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Ohio employment attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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